Join us for a Shoulder to Shoulder public conversation on “Multifaith Solidarity: 20 Years Since 9/11” on Thursday, September 9th at 1:00pmET with Imam Khalid Latif who serves as University Chaplain for New York University and Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU.

In conversation with Shoulder to Shoulder, Imam Latif will share stories and insights from his ongoing work “to carve out a much-needed space for young American Muslims to celebrate their unique identity and have their voices heard in the larger public sphere.” He’ll reflect on the layered impacts and repercussions of 9/11, how it changed America in many ways, and how 9/11 shifted how Americans who are Muslim (and those who are perceived to be) experience life in the U.S. (even for those who weren’t born yet).

Imam Latif will also highlight his experiences and perspectives on building multifaith solidarity, working alongside folks of different faith and cultural backgrounds in order to advance justice and inclusion here in the U.S. Together, we’ll explore what brings us hope, what connects us to one another across differences, and what motivates us to continue on in this work of building a society where all are treated with dignity.

Register at this link.

Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths August 22-29, 2021 (virtually presented)

This year’s theme: “Compassion through Action: We are in it Together”
Cultural, spiritual, and fun activities for all ages.

Please join EquaSion at this year’s Festival of Faiths, presented virtually from August 22-29.

This year’s activities will include representation by several of Cincinnati’s diverse faith groups and their leaders.

Presently, more than 50 civic leaders and representatives of our region’s diverse faith traditions are again collaborating as planners of this year’s 4th Annual Cincinnati Festival of Faiths.

The Festival is our community’s most inclusive gathering of area religious groups, involving more than 30 distinct faith traditions representing 14 world religions.

The Festival’s purposes are to showcase our community’s rich religious diversity, remind us of religion’s contributions to our community’s quality of life, and to demonstrate the unity of our interfaith community.

More details to follow. For the latest updates and information, please follow EquaSion on Facebook and/or Twitter.

MAY 19TH @ 7PM- Join the program committee of EquaSion’s “A Mighty Stream” Interfaith Racial Justice Initiative for the second webinar in a four-part series examining Faith Perspectives on Racial Justice. This panel aims to explore our spiritual understanding of race, racism, and racial just ice, by applying scriptures, tenets, practices, contemporary writings and/or beliefs to discover the ways we are called individually or collectively to enter racial justice work. Panelists will consider how to enter into truly transformational relationships across difference as an active demonstration of love and justice. Register Here.

Featured Panelists

  • Rev. Canon Paul Williams, Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal
  • Aruni Marapane, Buddhist Chaplain representing eight Buddhist temples in Cincinnati
  • Jheri Neri, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
  • Rev. Dr. Paul Booth, Jr., Pastor, Legacy Pointe Church
  • Dr. Deborah Vance, Cincinnati Baha’i Community
  • Tammy Bennett (Host), “A Mighty Stream” Program Committee; Partner, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

We know how powerful it can be when youth voices are lifted and amplified. In this short program, participants will learn the skills of telling your own story and translating it into digital media that can be shared far and wide. We will be joined by Seeds of Peace GATHER Fellow and NYC educator Molly Josephs, who runs a podcast with youth called This Teenage Life. At the end of the four sessions, participants will have composed and recorded their own dialogue/conversations on a topic of their choosing, which will be edited into a special Seeds of Peace episode of This Teenage Life podcast.

Registration Deadline: February 26th

Visit event page here.

Everything in history matters – even when it is minimized or swept away. Come explore the connections between past and modern day experiences in our communities. In this program, we will learn about the history of enslavement in our country that began more than 400 years ago. What does enslavement look like now? How can we learn from these historic and modern day connections as we strive to live as anti-racist peacebuilders?

Registration Deadline: February 12th

Everything in history matters – even when it is minimized or swept away. Come explore the connections between past and modern day experiences in our communities. In this program, we will learn about the history of enslavement in our country that began more than 400 years ago. What does enslavement look like now? How can we learn from these historic and modern day connections as we strive to live as anti-racist peacebuilders?

Registration Deadline: February 12th

No one enjoys being uncomfortable, but it is also deeply necessary to do the real work of changing our communities. Dive deep with us to unpack the privileges that we each hold. We will discuss the origins of our modern concept of race and the impact of white supremacy on our world. The discussion and learning will challenge participants to take on the daily practice of action and reflection to be anti-racist in everything that they do.

Registration Deadline: January 29th

No one enjoys being uncomfortable, but it is also deeply necessary to do the real work of changing our communities. Dive deep with us to unpack the privileges that we each hold. We will discuss the origins of our modern concept of race and the impact of white supremacy on our world. The discussion and learning will challenge participants to take on the daily practice of action and reflection to be anti-racist in everything that they do.

Registration Deadline: January 29th

No one enjoys being uncomfortable, but it is also deeply necessary to do the real work of changing our communities. Dive deep with us to unpack the privileges that we each hold. We will discuss the origins of our modern concept of race and the impact of white supremacy on our world. The discussion and learning will challenge participants to take on the daily practice of action and reflection to be anti-racist in everything that they do.

Registration Deadline: January 29th

No one enjoys being uncomfortable, but it is also deeply necessary to do the real work of changing our communities. Dive deep with us to unpack the privileges that we each hold. We will discuss the origins of our modern concept of race and the impact of white supremacy on our world. The discussion and learning will challenge participants to take on the daily practice of action and reflection to be anti-racist in everything that they do.

Registration Deadline: January 29th